Let’s talk about Charles Van Beveren – a Dutch painter, who lived way back in the 1800s. People in his time thought he was amazing at using colors in his paintings. He was a talented artist known for painting portraits, historical scenes, and everyday life.
In this painting, Vincent Van Gogh used tiny dots and thick dashes of colors like yellow, lavender, and green. He painted a place near the Seine River, a spot that many other artists liked to paint too. In the picture, you can see a fisherman wearing blue pants, a yellow-brown shirt, and a black hat. He’s holding a fishing pole in his hand, and he’s standing near the Seine River with a bridge called the Pont de Clichy in the background.
Gerrit Dou was born in Leiden, a city that was important in the seventeenth century. Leiden was right in the middle of The Hague and Amsterdam, and it was a place where a lot of things were happening. It had a big textile industry and the first Protestant university in the Netherlands.